But what would they do with a ship that size? Correct me if I'm wrong, but you cant just stick that size ship into some no-name port off the Somali coast?......or can you???A fully laden oil tanker is definately a fairly easy target for pirates. When fully loaded the distance between the water and deck (freeboard) is not nearly as high as that of a container ship or other types of ships. This makes it easier for the pirates to get on deck.